For the past couple of months I've been in denial; not watching or reading the news, or at the very least actively avoiding it. It's everywhere now, but one can still avoid it. I try to watch the evening local for the weather, and the local news is usually so vapid or feelgood that I wish there were some other source--maybe Dashboard--but their predictions are a lot like monkeys throwing darts, so I don't know why I even bother.
And let me tell you, it's been good. The endless litany, the chant of horror about the human race is turned off and I just don't have to listen to who murdered who or who hates who or what child was abused by some clergyman today. Wish I were in the 19th century, when the report of some foreign war took weeks to arrive instead of on cnn.com in 5 minutes.
Very refreshing. Hugely recommended.